|Profession||Former Journalist and State Legislator|
|Present Employer / position||Real Estate|
|Length of residence in Jurisdiction||21 years|
|List of educational institutions and degrees||Southern Methodist University '99 - B.A.|
|Prior elected and appointed positions||State Representative, District 93|
|Civic involvement and affiliations||Independent Women's Organization|
Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee
New Orleans Building Corporation
Board of Liquidation
|1. What do you see as your role as council president?
||The Council President manages the Council's schedule, administrative functions, and agenda. |
|2. Do you feel like the wages for municipal employees, such as the NOFD and EMS are adequate, and if not, how do you propose raising them?
||No, I support increasing the city's Living wage to at least $15 and beyond to address the rising cost of living and to ensure we our public servants are fairly compensated for their work and sacrifice. |
|3. Will you support an ordinance to establish an independent external evaluation of the Ethics Review Board as called for in the Charter? Please explain your answer.
||Yes, the ERB is already authorized to hire an external evaluator, but I would propose that it be the province of the Council to engage a qualified, independent organization to assure the public that the ERB is performing its duties. |
|4. In your role as the regulatory body for Entergy, what factors would you consider to increase rates?
||We actually fought and won a DECREASE in ENO rates in 2019 (the first in more than a decade) and have consistently fought to make energy more affordable - including by increasing the use of renewable power. We've passed the RCPS which mandates 100% clean power by 2050 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. We've also added 100MW of solar generation since I've been chair. |
|5. Where is the best site for a new City Hall and why?
||City hall is already in a good location - we just need a modern building that gives the public easy and comfortable access to City services. There are number of downtown locations which could serve as a new location. Making sure every part of New Orleans can reach City Hall quickly - with easy access to efficient public transit - should be our priority. |